|Deep in thought|
There are a few questions I like to ask everyone I run into, at some point.At first, I thought about skipping over these, but then decided that I better tackle them. Whether they were meant to be a joke or not, he would call me out on it. So here goes...
- Have you ever eaten a grasshopper?
- Have you ever eaten anything, while it was still alive?
- Do you have a fear of picnic tables? If so why?
- When and what was your feelings, when you realized your younger siblings could take you down.
- Have you ever been so considerate of your neighbors, that you asked them to leave for the weekend, because you didn't want your party to disturb them?
- Have you ever gone to Six Flags while your brother sat in a hospital room awaiting surgery... on his birthday?
- Has your hair ever resembled the tsunami wave that hit the cost of Japan?
- Have you ever come home and found your household cabinets rearranged?
- What is your favorite family memory from your childhood?
Have you ever eaten a grasshopper?
When I was very young (I don't know the exact age), I was bugging my mother for some food. She was preparing me something, but I did not let up in asking. I must have been very hungry...OR a whiny, difficult child. I don't know which. Once she had fixed my plate, she found that I was already chewing on something. As she got closer, she saw the leg sticking out of my mouth. Apparently, she was not filling my belly fast enough and I had found a dead grasshopper in a windowsill.
Have you ever eaten anything, while it was still alive?
The answer to this question (like most of the others) is 'YES.' I have written before about the time I ate live octopus, but I didn't have to leave the country to eat live food.
I was in high school when I heard about goldfish swallowing and just had to try it. It really wasn't a big deal. Pop it in your mouth and wash it down with some water. I did use fresh tap water and not water from the fish tank. I have also eaten live earthworms a few times. They were pretty slimy, and I will still choose the worms over okra every time. The fish was better.
Do you have a fear of picnic tables? If so why?
I don't fear them, but I do keep a close eye on them. The worst accident I ever had involved a bicycle, a picnic table and a poorly constructed ramp. Due to the events of that day, I was knocked unconscious, missed weeks of school and still have back problems 30 years later. I will tell the entire story in a future post.
When and what was your feelings, when you realized your younger siblings could take you down?
|You should ask him about|
the time he tried to fly.
Have you ever been so considerate of your neighbors, that you asked them to leave for the weekend, because you didn't want your party to disturb them?
Yes, again! Always mindful of my surroundings and never wanting to be a hassle to anyone, I try to be considerate.
About 15 years ago, I lived way out in the country and had a small* gathering planned.
*For this 'small' gathering I had rented port-o-potties and had a stage constructed in my backyard for the evening's entertainment.
As the stage was being built and the bands started to arrive, it occurred to me that I did have one neighbor. It was my brother Kyle and his wife. They lived close enough that we shared a yard. Never one to be rude, I informed them (with a proper 4 hours notice) that there may be some revelry lasting past nine o' clock. They were welcome to attend, but might be more comfortable spending the night some place else. They chose to leave for the night.
Which was a shame, because they missed a great party.
Have you ever gone to Six Flags while your brother sat in a hospital room awaiting surgery... on his birthday?
I almost wonder if some of these questions were designed to make me look bad. Nah! I'm sure it's just me.
The answer to this one is 'YES!'
I did do this, but made great sacrifices to make it happen. Our church youth group was going to Six Flags for a summer trip. We had purchased tickets weeks in advance.
of lugging him around
In all honesty, I don't even remember the events of that day, but Kyle has six titanium rods in his knee as souvenirs to help him remember. I have nothing.
Has your hair ever resembled the tsunami wave that hit the cost of Japan?
|Hey, I looked good.|
Although, I get the feeling this is not
the picture Kyle had in mind.
Have you ever come home and found your household cabinets rearranged?
I have written about how some of my pranks involved breaking into someone's house. Growing up in the same house as Kyle, he tends to think the same way on some things and this is one of them. He and a friend broke into my house once and rearranged the contents of all my kitchen cabinets.
I had no idea anyone had been in my house until it was time for dinner. Nothing was where it was supposed to be. I ended up just leaving it that way.
What is your favorite family memory from your childhood?
I honestly don't think I could pick one. I am not someone who can complain about my childhood. It was great. I have tons of memories of running around in the woods with my brothers, exploring the countryside on our bikes, hanging out with friends, coming up with and trying out new stunts and lots of other things. My parents provided a wonderful house to grow up in.